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Hamptons International Film Festival presented its Golden Starfish Awards

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 The 15th Annual Hamptons International Film Festival presented its Golden Starfish Awards at a ceremony held at the UA Cinema in East Hampton, NY on Saturday, October 21, 2007. The 2007 HAMPTONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL celebrates its 15th anniversary – a decade and a half of premieres, screenings, programs & events, tucked away amongst the changing leaves and quiet beaches of fall in the East End. The Hamptons is where talent, industry and audiences come together exchanging ideas, e...

Hamptons Fest presented its Golden Starfish Awards

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The 15th Annual Hamptons International Film Festival presented its Golden Starfish Awards at a ceremony held at the UA Cinema in East Hampton, NY on Saturday, October 21, 2007. The 2007 HAMPTONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL celebrates its 15th anniversary – a decade and a half of premieres, screenings, programs & events, tucked away amongst the changing leaves and quiet beaches of fall in the East End. The Hamptons is where talent, industry and audiences come together exchanging ideas, experien...

South Asian International Film Festival line-up

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2007 South Asian International Film Festival with Official Founding Sponsor – SANA, from October 3-9 in New York City.SAIFF will host over 50 of the latest and most celebrated short, documentary and feature films from the South Asian subcontinent. The weeklong film festival continues SAIFF's mission to present the best and brightest emerging talent in South Asian cinema from across India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.This year's festival will include 17 World Premieres and 13 Nor...

New York Asian Film Festival Charges Into Town

 Monday, June 25-------New Yorkers have long had a love affair with Asian cinema, so this year's New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF), which began on Friday at the IFC Center in downtown Manhattan, is sure to cause some waves. While other film societies may concentrate on emotionally aloof dramas or historical pagaents from the Far East, the NYAFF has become one of the city's most exciting film events by celebrating excess: innovative genre films, cutting-edge animation spectaculars and...

Los Angeles Film Festival full line up

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Film Independent announced the full program line-up for the 2007 Los Angeles Film Festival (Thursday, June 21 – Sunday, July 1), including the Opening Night and Closing Night films.As previously announced, Academy Award®-winning actor and filmmaker Clint Eastwood will receive this year’s Spirit of Independence Award on Thursday, June 28 at a special event sponsored by Target. Tony Bennett, who is the focus of a new documentary for which Clint Eastwood serves as executive producer, will pre...

NY Asian Film Fest line up

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NEW YORK ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL 2007: June 22 ­ July 8 June 22 ­ July 5 @ the IFC Center(323 Sixth Avenue, between 3rd and 4th Streets) July 5 ­ 8 @ Japan Society(333 East 47th Street, between 1st and 2nd Avenues) Full write-ups are available at:http://www.subwaycinema.com/ The final line-up for the New York Asian Film Fest. More guests, more movies, more fun! SPECIAL GUESTSDirector E. J-Yong of DASEPO NAUGHTY GIRLS will be attending Director Shusuke Kaneko of DEATH NOTE and DEATH NOTE: THE LA...

WorldFest Wraps its Big 40th with Davi's Dukes!

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Final Jury Decisions on all ten major Competition Categories. WorldFest-Houston, the 3rd longest-running International Film Festival in North America, celebrated the conclusion of its 40th annual independent film showcase with a Grand Awards Gala on April 28th and Closing Day Festivities on April 29th with a VIP NASA and Space Center Houston tour and Texas BBQ sponsored by The Houston Yacht Club and wrapped it up with Robert Davi's award winning directorial debut, The Dukes. (Chazz Palminteri,...

Village International D-Cinema Festival 2007 selection

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Village International D-Cinema Festival 2007The official selection films Eight international feature films, 13 international short films and four Portuguese short-films: the movies of the Village International D-Cinema Festival (VIDCF) 2007 official competitions are already chosen and represent 19 hours of screenings.Eleven countries are represented on the official selection out of the more than 40 that submitted films to VIDCF 2007. USA, UK and Italy are on both of the two international competi...

6th River to River. Florence Indian Film Festival

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The sixth River to River. Florence Indian Film Festival, under the direction of Selvaggia Velo, will take place in Florence, Italy, from December 8th to 14th 2006.Screenings will be at cinema Spazio Uno in Via del Sole n.10.The Festival is sponsored by the Cinema Department of the Ministry of National Heritage and Culture of Rome, the Regional Council of Tuscany, Provincia di Firenze, Quartiere 1, Banca Toscana, Apt, Hotel Roma, Instyle, India Tourism Office of Milan, Kuoni Tour Operator, Coop F...

55th International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg ends successfully

The 55th International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg has ended this weekend awarding the Main Award of Mannheim-Heidelberg and several further prizes. „With persistence and consistency the Newcomer festival has conquered the second position after the Filmfestival Berlin“, said Dr. Michael Kötz, festival director and artistic director since 15 years, at the closing press conference in Mannheim. This position is not surprising from an international perspective as for many years the festi...

55th International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg ends successfully

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The 55th International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg has ended this weekend awarding the Main Award of Mannheim-Heidelberg and several further prizes. „With persistence and consistency the Newcomer festival has conquered the second position after the Filmfestival Berlin“, said Dr. Michael Kötz, festival director and artistic director since 15 years, at the closing press conference in Mannheim. This position is not surprising from an international perspective as for many years the festiva...

India Women Flm Fest in New Dehli

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2nd INDIA INTERNATIONAL WOMEN FILM FESTIVALNEW DEHLI, 11th TO 18 DEC. 2006Venue: SIRI FORT AUDITORIUM 1, 2, 3, 4/BANGA SANSKRITI MANCH (GOLE MARKET)No. of Films : 130Participating country : 30Competition : World Cinema (feature), Participating Countries: France, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Italy, Norway, Spain, Portugal, Russia, India, Pakistan, Lebanon, Tunisia, Egypt, Mexico, Cuba, Romania, Belgium, Switzerland, Israel, Luxemburg etc.Competition : Documentary & Short films all over the world.Cin...

Harris delivers a heavy duty Beethoven (from San Sebastian)

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In the handsome press book for the new Agnieszka Holland musical biopic "Copying Beethoven" writer/producer Christopher Wilkinson, regarding the appearance of actor Ed Harris in the title role, is quoted as having said on a visit to the set, "I see Beethoven standing there -- but what have they done with Ed Harris?" If Ed Harris does to some extent disappear into the skin of the composer in this not-to-be-denied bravura acting job, and if the trompe l'oeil maquillage really does makes it hard ...

2nd INDIA INTERNATIONAL WOMEN FILM FESTIVAL

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2nd INDIA INTERNATIONAL WOMEN FILM FESTIVAL NEW DELHI, 11th TO 18 DEC. 2006 Venue: SIRI FORT AUDITORIUM 1, 2, 3, 4/BANGA SANSKRITI MANCH (GOLE MARKET) No. of Films : 130 Participating country : 30 Competition : World Cinema (feature), Participating Countries: France, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Italy, Norway, Spain, Portugal, Russia, India, Pakistan, Lebanon, Tunisia, Egypt, Mexico, Cuba, Romania, Belgium, Switzerland, Israel, Luxemburg etc. Competition : Documentary &...

The sixth River to River Fest in Florence: highlights

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The sixth River to River. Florence Indian Film Festival, directed by Selvaggia Velo, will take place in Florence from December 8th to 14th 2006. The Festival is sponsored by the Cinema Department of the Ministry of National Heritage and Culture of Rome, the Council for Culture of the Municipal Government of Florence, the Regional Council of Tuscany, Banca Toscana, Apt, Hotel Roma, Instyle, India Tourism Office of Milan, Kuonigastaldi Tour Operator, The Florentine as the media partner, in collab...

NY South Asian Film Festival Announces Line up

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NY 2006 South Asian International Film Festival will run from October 4-8 in New York City. SAIFF will host over 50 of the latest and most celebrated short, documentary and feature films from the South Asian subcontinent. The five-day film festival continues SAIFF's mission to present the best in South Asian cinema from across India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. This year's festival will include 21 World Premieres and 11 North American premieres. "We had an overwhelming numb...

Toronto Opens with The Journals of Knud Rasmussen

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Toronto Opens 2006 Festival with World Premiere of “The Journals of Knud Rasmussen”The largest and one of the most respected Film Festivals in the world will open its doors to the public with Zacharias Kunuk and Norman Cohn's “The Journals of Knud Rasmussen". Their last film "Atanarjuat (The Fast Runner),” had won the Camera D'or in Cannes and then the prize for best Canadian film here in Toronto in 2001. Festival Co-Director Noah Cowan felt that this was one of the most important film...

Mumbai International Film Festival highlights

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Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF) rated as one of the most important top five International events held around the globe.9th edition of Mumbai International Film Festival, happening between February 3-9, 2006; will be an unique festival amalgamating short films, documentaries, animation and electronic films. For well over a decade, it has been playing a pivotal role in identifying and promoting newer vistas in the genre of cinema. MIFF has always been receptive to experimentation in form...

River to River: Florence Indian Film Festival

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The fifth edition of River to River. Florence Indian Film Festival will take place from 9th to 15th December 2005 at the cinema Spazio Uno in Florence, Italy, under the direction of Selvaggia Velo.The Festival was made possible thanks to the support of: the Cinema Management of the Ministry for Arts and Culture of Rome, the Region Tuscany, the Council Department for Culture of the Town of Florence, the Savings Bank Office of Florence, the APT, and the patronage of the Embassy of India in Rome.Th...

Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World to premiere in Dubai

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In line with the ‘Cultural Bridge’ theme of the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), multi-award winning helmer Albert Brooks’ LOOKING FOR COMEDY IN THE MUSLIM WORLD has been selected to have its world premiere in Dubai on December 15, 2005, as part of the festival’s second edition. DIFF will take place from December 11 – 17, 2005. The comedy will be screened in DIFF’s flagship “Operation Cultural Bridge” section, which underlines the event’s objectives to build cultural b...

River to River. Florence Indian Film Festival with a mission

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The fifth edition of River to River. Florence Indian Film Festival will take place from 9th to 15th December 2005 at the cinema Spazio Uno in Florence, Italy, under the direction of Selvaggia Velo.The River to River. Florence Indian Film Festival is the first film festival of the world to be completely consecrated to the Indian cinema and the films concerning India; and to achieve the purpose of offering a more complete vision of India, the Festival has been opened also to the films coming from ...

IFP New York 2005: more focus on docs

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The 27th IFP market, the largest convocation of aspiring and actual independent film makers in North America closed September 22 expanding to more participants and more industry speed networking. It reduced the number of works screened from 400 in past markets to 199 from the more than 1400 submitted in 2005. Thus IFP is shifting from a market and or festival to an efficient networking event that arranged this year an estimated 1,500 buyer-driven meetings with film makers. A new component, Th...

My Big Fat Independent Movie best feature at Temecula

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THE 11TH ANNUAL TEMECULA VALLEY INTERNATIONAL FILM & MUSIC FESTIVAL AWARDSThe Jury Award WinnersTHE GRAND PRIZE WINNER – BEST OF THE FEST “The Fix” Director/Producer, Adam KaneTHE FIX USA 2005, 16mm, 32 min, Director: Adam KaneWriter: Jonny HirschbeinProducers: Adam Kane, Chris BrinkerCast: Robert Patrick, Kevin Chapman, Travis Aaron Wade, David Paymer, Michael R. James, Leslie Hope, Shay Riley, once a heavyweight contender, lost his career years ago by throwing a fight for money. Now Sha...

San Francisco Festival Awards

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48TH SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES AWARD WINNERS AT GOLDEN GATE AWARDS CEREMONY SKYY PRIZE – FIRST NARRATIVE FEATUREME AND YOU AND EVERYONE WE KNOW (USA), Miranda July, directorAWARDED $10,000 FIPRESCI PRIZEPRIVATE (Italy), Saverio Costanzo, director GOLDEN GATE AWARD – DOCUMENTARY FEATURECZECH DREAM (Czech Republic), Vít Klusák and Filip Remunda, directorsAWARDED $5,000 cash prize and Production Suite courtesy of Apple GOLDEN GATE AWARD – BAY AREA DOCUMENTARY FEAT...

2005 New York Asia Human Rights Festival

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The Asia Society presented the third annual three-day South Asia Human Rights Festival from April 7- 9, 2005 for a receptive audience . Undoubtedly reinforcing the viewers’ concern for extensive past and present human rights violations, the organizers succeeded in selecting productions which linked South East Asian issues to problems faced by advanced industrial societies as well. Thus the productions included the first Indian feature film on HIV/AIDS, Phir MiLinge / We will meet again by R...

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